J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson
J.R. Nelson

CLASS OF 2023

SS
2B

J.R.
Nelson

Stevenson (HS) • IL
5-9 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: GRB-IL Green Deain

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
Pitching Velos
Visual Edge
News
Comments
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
23.6
Hand Speed (max)
2/26/22
73.1
Bat Speed (max)
2/26/22
23.4
Rot. Acc (max)
1/31/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
93.2
Exit Velocity (max)
2/26/22
88.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/26/22
331
Distance (max)
2/26/22
73
Sweet Spot %
2/26/22
Run
7.18
60-yard
2/26/22
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
88
INF Velo
2/26/22
76
OF Velo
1/27/19
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

75
Velocity (max)
5/31/19
72 - 74
Velo Range
8/03/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

63 - 67
Velo Range
1/27/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

65 - 68
Velo Range
8/03/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.18
Home to First
4.35
Infield Velocity
88.0
Power / Speed Score
13.0
60 Yard Dash
7.35
Home to First
4.25
Infield Velocity
84.0
Power / Speed Score
12.2
60 Yard Dash
7.46
Home to First
4.65
Infield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
11.7
60 Yard Dash
7.51
Home to First
4.92
Infield Velocity
78.0
Outfield Velocity
76.0
Power / Speed Score
10.9
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Position
7.18
60-yard
88
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
McHenry Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2022
Position
86
INF Velo
92
Exit Velo
4.35
H-1st
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Position
7.35
60-yard
79
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
McHenry Preseason I.D.
Jan 31, 2021
Position
84
INF Velo
4.25
H-1st
82
Exit Velo
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 21, 2020
Position
7.46
60-yard
78
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Feb 16, 2020
Position
7.69
60-yard
79
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
McHenry Preseason I.D.
Jan 26, 2020
Position
79
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
4.65
H-1st
Underclass Showcase
Oct 20, 2019
Position
7.72
60-yard
77
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
Junior Future Games
Aug 3, 2019
Position
7.51
60-yard
78
INF Velo
71
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Jan 27, 2019
Position
76
INF Velo
76
OF Velo
72
Exit Velo
4.92
H-1st

Hitting

2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
93.2
Exit Velocity Avg
88.3
Distance Max
331
Distance Avg
169
Launch Angle Avg
10.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
89.9
Exit Velocity Avg
83.4
Distance Max
265
Distance Avg
149
Launch Angle Avg
9.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
87.3
Exit Velocity Avg
82.1
Distance Max
284
Distance Avg
181
Launch Angle Avg
16.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
93.2
Exit Velocity (max)
88.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
190
Distance (avg)
331
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
McHenry Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
92.3
Exit Velocity (max)
88.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
145
Distance (avg)
286
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
89.9
Exit Velocity (max)
83.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
176
Distance (avg)
265
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
McHenry Preseason I.D.
Jan 31, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
86.8
Exit Velocity (max)
83.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
114
Distance (avg)
249
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 21, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
87.3
Exit Velocity (max)
82.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
181
Distance (avg)
284
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
23.6
Hand Speed Avg
21.8
Bat Speed Max
73.1
Bat Speed Avg
69.1
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.4
Hand Speed Avg
22.2
Bat Speed Max
71.9
Bat Speed Avg
68.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.6
Hand Speed (max)
22.0
Hand Speed (avg)
73.1
Bat Speed (max)
69.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
McHenry Preseason ID
Feb 12, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
70.8
Bat Speed (max)
69.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
71.3
Bat Speed (max)
69.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
McHenry Preseason I.D.
Jan 31, 2021
Blast - Hitting
23.1
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
71.9
Bat Speed (max)
67.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 21, 2020
Blast - Hitting
24.5
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
69.7
Bat Speed (max)
66.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
71.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.8
Changeup
Velocity Avg
65.0
Junior Future Games
Aug 3, 2019
Pitching
74
Max FB
72 - 74
FB
65 - 68
CB
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Jan 27, 2019
Pitching
71
Max FB
69 - 70
FB
60 - 62
CB
63 - 67
CH

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2021
Edge Score
54.64

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

2/26/22

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Compact strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and short stride. Sees the ball deep into the zone. Short, compact swing. Controls the barrel. Hard line-drive contact to all fields.
Power: 93.2 max exit velocity, averaged 88.4 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 88 mph. Short, quick arm action, works from a high 3/4 slot. Ball explodes out of the hand with carry, plays on the move.
Defense: Bouncy defender, moves well laterally, soft hands, quick clean footwork and highly-athletic infield actions.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 

2/21/22

Nelson – who has long been regarded as one of the more reliable, natural middle infielders in the class – has shaved his 60 time down to 7.18, and his arm topped at 88 mph across, up from 84 mph in 2021. He’s also shortened and cleaned up his swing, staying much more direct to contact with a line-drive approach to all fields.

2/12/22

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Athletic base, fluid back hip load. Toe-taps into a short stride.  Highly repeatable. Long, level swing. Hits the ball where it is pitched. Used the whole field.
Power: 92.3 max exit velocity, averaged 88.2 mph. 285’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Advanced arm strength. Athletic release. Throws play with carry. High 3/4 arm slot, arm to stick at SS.
Defense: Plays with athletic actions, high-level hands and advanced glove to hand abilities. Comfortable playing on the move, advanced body control, quick release and can throw from multiple platforms with ease and accuracy.
Run: 4.35 runner home-to-first. 

9/29/21

A top-75-ranked player in Illinois, Nelson has consistently held the reputation as one of the area’s top shortstops. He patrols the position with confidence, moving fluidly to either his forehand or backhand quickly and under control, and we saw more of the same this past weekend at our PBR at The Rock Fall Championships. He’s among the top defenders on the market in the area’s junior class.

3/27/21

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, toe-tap trigger, short stride, barrel sets in front pre-pitch. Short, simple swing, average bat speed of 69.9 MPH, barrel control, ability to use the whole field, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 89.91 max exit velocity, averaged 83.67 mph. 265’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Advanced infield actions, soft hands, fluid feet, quick/clean exchange, advanced double play and body control, plays through ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

1/31/21

Positional Profile: SS/2B. High-level infield defender.
Body: 5-foot-8, 150-pounds. Strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Simple, balanced stance, smooth load, short stride. Quick hands, long path, hard contact to all fields, line-drive approach, controls the barrel, fluid rhythm.
Power: 86.81 max exit velocity, averaged 83.17 mph. 249’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot with ability to throw from multiple slots.
Defense: Athletic infield actions, plays with confidence and active feet, gets around the baseball, stays low to the ground, advanced hands, quick clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 4.25 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

7/21/20

Positional Profile: 2B
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, steady backwards hand load, short stride to even.  Short and uphill bat path, line drive approach, sprays to all fields.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot. Showed multiple arm angle accuracy, particularly on the move.
Defense: Bouncy pre-pitch rhythm, instinctual first step, fluid footwork, excels on the move. Fields low to the ground, glove plays out front, soft hands, clean funnels to release. Advanced overall infield actions for age, confident defender that will stick up the middle long term.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

2/16/20

Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Crouched, slightly open setup, short stride.  Flashed quick hands, long and uphill path, line drive contact, fluid rhythm.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short, loose arm action, quick draw, high 3/4 slot. Comfortable from multiple angles, throws produced carry.
Defense: Advanced defensive actions, plays fast, fields in rhythm, gets around the baseball, fluid footwork, confident up the middle. Soft hands, clean funnels, smooth double play turn, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

1/26/20

Positional Profile: SS 
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Open, crouched setup, short stride, aggressive swing. Quick hands, long bat path, fluid rhythm with a line-drive approach.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, displayed ability to throw from multiple angles.
Defense: Soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and plays through the baseball athletically.
Run: 4.65 runner home-to-first. 

10/20/19

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Athletic build.
Hit: SH. Wide balanced set-up, smooth hand load, short stride. Direct and level bat path, extension through the baseball, line drive approach.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. High 3/4 slot, ball carries across the diamond, accurate.
Defense: Advanced defender, soft hands, smooth exchange, quick feet, plays  through the baseball.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. 

6/02/19

Lean, athletic build. Started at shortstop for Pro Player on Friday night. Hit in the leadoff spot for the Canes and went 2-for-3 with two singles and a hit by pitch. Patient at the plate with a quick bat. Natural defender in the field, smooth hands, clean exchange, with an above-average arm. Fielded all the balls hit to him cleanly, including one spectacular play up the middle. Pitched a third of an inning as well. Short, quick arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball topped at 75 mph, sat between 72-74 mph. Curveball played at 60-64 mph, 12/6 shape with bite.

1/27/19

5-foot-6, 129-pound, two-way prospect. Offensively, right-handed hitter, wide setup, pre-pitch load and short leg-kick timing trigger. Simple swing, stays short to the ball, consistent hard contact and 72 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, on the infield, active fluid footwork, natural infield actions, soft hands and plays through the baseball. Short, loose arm action and throws topped at 76 mph. 4.92 runner, home-to-first. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, athletic, smooth delivery, works on-line and lands slightly closed. Loose, clean arm action from a high ¾ slot. Fastball works mostly straight, sat 69-70 mph, touched 71. Curveball, thrown aggressively, 11/5 to 12/6 shape, sat 60-62 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, feel, 63-67 mph.

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